[Fwd: if_iwi on FreeBSD 6.0 on a Thinkpad T43]

Nathan Lay nslay at comcast.net
Sat Apr 15 23:46:11 UTC 2006

Hi Folks,
I wrote, a couple months earlier, a problem with if_iwi on an IBM 
Thinkpad T43 (2687-D3U).  The problem was actually the antenna. 
I set dev.iwi.0.antenna to 1 to turn the antenna on.  Now despite the 
wifi indicator remaining off, the card is still able to scan and 
associate to access points (well, assuming you loaded the firmware :P).  
As soon as the card associates, the indicator will then switch on.
To rid myself of the "unknown notification type 15," messages, I applied 
this patch: 

Mentioned on Damien's forum here:

So, while the driver seems unable to turn the card on, its actually some 
quirk with the wifi indicator.  Just remember to turn the antenna on!

Best Regards,
Nathan Lay
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